MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred Says Las Vegas a Potential Option for Expansion

Adam Wells@adamwells1985Featured ColumnistApril 20, 2017

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred answers questions at a news conference Tuesday, Feb. 21, 2017, in Phoenix. (AP Photo/Morry Gash)
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With the NHL and NFL bringing teams to Las Vegas, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred sees the city as a potential option for relocation.

"If we were looking at relocation, Las Vegas would be on the list," Manfred told media members Thursday.

Last year the NHL awarded Las Vegas an expansion team, nicknamed the Golden Knights, that will begin play in the league during the 2017-18 season. The NFL last month approved the Oakland Raiders' move to Las Vegas in 2019.

Manfred acknowledged having those two leagues set up shop in Las Vegas did change the way MLB views the city's ability to host professional sports teams: "Those are two big moves. We'll be watching that carefully."

While the topic of potential expansion did come up, Manfred noted "until the Tampa Bay and Oakland [stadium] situations are settled," it would be difficult to pull off.

 

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